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04/10/2020

To our Friends Who Wish to School,

We are temporarily closed not only due to the virus but also the great deal of effort is being made to remediate footing and grow grass back from where the jumps were. We are also working on developing a separate XC playground along with Dressage Arena and some Show Jumps. Once all is in place we will let you know, prices, rules and hopefully have a method by which appointments for "Sanitary" visiting and schooling can take place. We would imagine it will take till May. We want to thank everyone that has helped Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials be a complete pleasure to host. Our team of Staff, Officials, Volunteers, Vendors is just great and the MVFC is so appreciated for their care of Competitor Parking, Security, Safety and all the unseen good they do.

Do stay safe and well,
Joannah, Molly, Cindy, Kelly and The SDF Team

We honor the USEF ruling and therefore we will not be holding our April 18 HT. Please stay tuned for more updates.
03/25/2020
US Equestrian

We honor the USEF ruling and therefore we will not be holding our April 18 HT. Please stay tuned for more updates.

Read the most recent COVID-19 update, extending the competition suspension period through May 3.

03/01/2020

A beautiful sunny day in Aiken for cross-country at Sporting Days Farm! ☀️🐴#sportingdaysfarm #aikensc #eventing

02/28/2020

Dear Competitors, We invite you to join us today from 4:30-6:30 PM to welcome our 70 Young Riders and celebrate a preview of the weekend's activities! Heavy Hors d'oeuvres to be served.

Show Office Hours:
Friday Open at 3:00 PM, Closes at 6:30 PM
Saturday 6:30 AM - 1 hour after last horse
Sunday 6:30 AM - 1 hour after last horse
Monday XC Schooling 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Office Opens at 9:30 AM

Please see the Time Schedule on our website giving you division times for Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country with the walk breaks between divisions and at least one 10 min break mid division.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

Ride Times are posted! We have an impressive number of entries this weekend and wish everyone good luck! 🐴🍀 If you have ...
02/26/2020
Ride Times | Sporting Days

Ride Times are posted! We have an impressive number of entries this weekend and wish everyone good luck! 🐴🍀 If you have any conflicts with your scheduled time, please contact Cindy at [email protected] by 10 AM Thursday.

On Monday, we will have Cross Country Schooling available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ALL riders and parents of Young Riders must come to the Pavilion and sign a release, pay, get a number, and provide coggins. Volunteers are free, Pony Club members $45 and all others $60. Must be accompanied by adult. Refreshments available.

Thank you to all of our competitors, sponsors, volunteers, spectators, vendors and everyone that made our February H.T. ...
02/01/2020

Thank you to all of our competitors, sponsors, volunteers, spectators, vendors and everyone that made our February H.T. a great success! 🎉 We had a full day with 180 rides and welcomed 6 horses from Area IX! See https://evententries.com/ for a complete list of today's results.

We are looking forward to our March H.T. on February 29 - March 1! Please send entries in ASAP, to avoid being put on the waitlist. Entries close on February 11th.

02/01/2020

We are off to a great start this morning at our February H.T.! 🎉 LillianJHeard Eventing and Dassett Olympus with a lovely ride through our Preliminary water. #eventing #aiken #sportingdaysfarm

Sporting Days Farm H.T. would like to thank Aiken County Farm Supply, Farriers' Fix Hoof Oil, and VTO Saddlery for their...
01/30/2020

Sporting Days Farm H.T. would like to thank Aiken County Farm Supply, Farriers' Fix Hoof Oil, and VTO Saddlery for their sponsorship!🎉 There are so many little things that matter for a quality event to grow and we are grateful for the support.

Good luck to all riders competing at our February Horse Trials on Saturday! 🐴🍀 We are also looking for more jump crew he...
01/30/2020
Ride Times | Sporting Days

Good luck to all riders competing at our February Horse Trials on Saturday! 🐴🍀

We are also looking for more jump crew help for show jumping, please contact Kelly at [email protected].

On Sunday, we will have Cross Country Schooling available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ALL riders and parents of Young Riders must come to the Pavilion and sign a release, pay, get a number, and provide coggins. Volunteers are free, Pony Club members $45 and all others $60. Must be accompanied by adult. Refreshments available.

A fee of $20 was applied to those entries that didn't finish their paperwork by Monday, January 27th. Please contact ASAP with any time issues, those with multiple rides have a free pass to jump within the division times.

We have updated the February 1st H.T. Entry Status‼️ Per the omnibus a $20 fee will be charged for any missing paperwork...
01/26/2020
Entry Status | Sporting Days

We have updated the February 1st H.T. Entry Status‼️ Per the omnibus a $20 fee will be charged for any missing paperwork. Please have all your paperwork to the secretary by 10AM Monday, January 27th to avoid the fee, any monies owed please bring to the show office upon arrival.

Per the omnibus a $20 fee will be charged for any missing paperwork, Please have into the secretary by 10AM Monday the 27th to avoid the fee, any monies owed please bring to the show office upon arrival.

01/24/2020
Volunteers

We are so thankful for all of the amazing volunteers that contribute to the success of our events! If you are interested in volunteering for our event next weekend, please visit https://www.eventingvolunteers.com/events/1199/signup to sign up. Volunteers also receive a pass for a free cross country school! #eventing #aiken #sportingdaysfarm #eventingvolunteer #crosscountry

The first entry status for our February 1st H.T. has been posted. Don’t forget that TODAY is the final day to submit you...
12/31/2019
Entry Status | Sporting Days

The first entry status for our February 1st H.T. has been posted. Don’t forget that TODAY is the final day to submit your entries for our Early Bird Discount‼️

Don't forget about our Early Bird Discount for entries postmarked by December 31 to our February 1st Horse Trials❗️
12/23/2019

Don't forget about our Early Bird Discount for entries postmarked by December 31 to our February 1st Horse Trials❗️

12/12/2019
Trainer Interview

Annie Goodwin owner of Rafter Y South Equestrian shares with us why she enjoys competing at Sporting Days Farm.

Mark your calendars for the USEA Young Rider Advancement Program Cross Border Team Challenge❗️
12/11/2019

Mark your calendars for the USEA Young Rider Advancement Program Cross Border Team Challenge❗️

Thank you to all of our competitors, sponsors, volunteers, spectators, vendors and everyone that made our December H.T. ...
12/09/2019
Eventing Nation

Thank you to all of our competitors, sponsors, volunteers, spectators, vendors and everyone that made our December H.T. a great success! We are looking forward to the 2020 season! 🎉

And … that’s a wrap for USEA-sanctioned horse trials in 2019! The final event of the season took place at Sporting Days Farm in Aiken, SC, over the weekend. Let's give a shout-out to the event's winners! 🏆

Good luck to all riders competing at our December Horse Trials tomorrow! 🐴🍀On Sunday, we will have Cross Country Schooli...
12/06/2019
Ride Times | Sporting Days

Good luck to all riders competing at our December Horse Trials tomorrow! 🐴🍀

On Sunday, we will have Cross Country Schooling available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ALL riders and parents of Young Riders must come to the Pavilion and sign a release, pay, get a number, and provide coggins. Volunteers are free, Pony Club members $45 and all others $60. Must be accompanied by adult. Refreshments available.

Happy Thanksgiving! We are looking forward to our first event of the season next week and are so thankful for the compet...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! We are looking forward to our first event of the season next week and are so thankful for the competitors, staff, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters that make it all possible!

We have updated the December 7th Entry Status‼️ To avoid the $50 late fee or the $25 surcharge for not completing electr...
11/24/2019
Entry Status | Sporting Days

We have updated the December 7th Entry Status‼️ To avoid the $50 late fee or the $25 surcharge for not completing electronic entries (within the 5 days) please be sure that your payments are postmarked by 11/25/19.

GRC Photography will be back to capture all the action from behind the lens 📸 as the Official Photographer for our upcom...
11/24/2019

GRC Photography will be back to capture all the action from behind the lens 📸 as the Official Photographer for our upcoming December 7th Horse Trials! #eventing #aiken #sportingdaysfarm #grcphotography http://www.grcphoto.com/

Come join us at our December 7th Horse Trials as a vendor! Are you a local business, artist or craftsman looking to show...
11/23/2019

Come join us at our December 7th Horse Trials as a vendor! Are you a local business, artist or craftsman looking to showcase and sell your work? Vendor fees are waived for all applicants at pre-apply, please contact [email protected] to secure your space today! #eventing #aiken #sportingdaysfarm #shoplocal

Aiken’s longest running horse trials would not be where it is today without our dedicated volunteers! If you are interes...
11/18/2019

Aiken’s longest running horse trials would not be where it is today without our dedicated volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for any of our upcoming events, please visit 👉 https://www.eventingvolunteers.com/events/1156/signup to sign up. Volunteers also receive a pass for a free cross country school! #eventing #aiken #sportingdaysfarm #eventingvolunteer #crosscountry

We are always working to improve our facility. Last week, the telephone poles in the middle of the cross country course ...
11/16/2019

We are always working to improve our facility. Last week, the telephone poles in the middle of the cross country course were removed and replaced with taller poles against the fence line. We are excited as this improvement has opened up the course for more possibilities! #eventing #aiken #sportingdaysfarm #newandimproved

06/17/2019

An Open Letter from our Organizer:

Showcase Events That Conflict with Popular Preliminary + Level Events
Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials
3549 Charleston Hwy
Aiken, SC 29801

To Whom it May Concern:

I am writing in regards to Eventing Showcase events that have conflicting dates with popular horse trials. In particular, Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials (SC) and Surefire Horse Trials (VA) suffered lost entries due to conflicting dates with the Eventing Showcases at Bruce’s Field and Great Meadows, respectively. Though the organizers of both horse trials worked hard to arrange the schedules so that competitors and spectators could enjoy the Showcase and compete in the horse trials, both horse trials lost entries.

Many people were surprised that the Showcase organizers choose to hold their events on dates that conflict with these popular long-existing horse trials that have tenure. Their decision to use our weekends has caused loss of advertising income, sponsorship income, Prize Money income, income from competitors, and most of all the loss of volunteers. It also caused consternation, frustration and disappointment to the many people obligated to ride, groom and officiate at our events, as they could not enjoy the Showcase activity.

The USEA High Performance Committee meeting in New Orleans seemed to avoid the Showcase topic and at the end of their reports, attempted to close the meeting twice. Denis Glaccum got their attention and I, Joannah Glass, was finally able to address the committee with my concerns and the anticipated problems noted above as well as personal annoyance at not being able to watch the Showcase myself. It was to no avail.

If USEA Areas II, III and more could team up and gather to vote against these FEI/USEF non-USEA date conflicts, and suggest that Showcase organizers not schedule over long held and respected venues it might protect all Organizers from this sort of conflict and loss. We Organizers/Owners are the ones who benefit the USEA with thousands of operating dollars. Couldn't the USEA Board vote to admonish the FEI/USEF for allowing these Showcase events to hurt the USEA's bottom line? While the Showcase is fun and exciting, it did little for the local population of competitors and would have been just as successful mid week. Who knows which USEA horse trials Organizer will be the next to face this kind of loss. If this continues to be allowed, it may contribute to the loss of lower level Events which are a major financial foundation to the USEA's bottom line and future membership.

In closing a number of Organizers wish all event organizers particularly in Area III & II would consider and or reconsider what it might be like if these type of showcase events run in your town, on your most popular dates, and reconsider your votes. It seems a solution is to host conflicting Showcase events on weekdays in towns such as Ocala or Aiken during the winter, or in rural areas during the summertime.

Thank you for your consideration

Joannah Hall Glass
Owner, Sporting Day Farm Horse Trials
[email protected]
610 613 2010

04/15/2019

We are gearing up for our April Horse Trials at #sportingdaysfarm! Mowing like mad, setting up dressage arenas tomorrow and stadium jumping on Wednesday. #Eventing #Aiken #sportingdays

03/22/2019

March 30th the Aiken Pony Club will be doing a C rating at Sporting Days Farm.

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About Sporting Days Farm

Home of the oldest ongoing horse trials in Aiken, South Carolina, Sporting Days Farm is a favorite among the Equestrian community. The farm is owned by lifelong horsewoman Joannah Hall Glass, who in 2108 received the Andrew H. Popiel Trophy from the U.S. Eventing Association for her role as an event organizer and her contributions to the sport.

The farm hosts USEA/USEF Events, SCDCTA and GDCTA Dressage & Schooling Shows, trail rides, U.S. Pony Club meetings, and fundraisers. For several years the Horse Trials benefited the Aiken Chapter of the American Red Cross, and it now benefits the local Montmorenci Volunteer Fire Company.

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J Wilder Imports will donate to the prize list as well as have a pop up shop with the vendors.
Hey! Is there an entry Status for the December Show posted anywhere?